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Minotaur I ORS-3 Launch 2013

Twenty-eight CubeSats are set to launch aboard a Minotaur I rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on November 19, 2013 as part of the ORS-3 mission. Eleven of the CubeSat payloads have been provided through NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa-4) program. Below is information about some of the CubeSats including tracking information and links to developers' websites. See Spaceflight Now's launch status page for more information.

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University of Hawaii Small-Satellite Laboratory
3U437.220 MHz, 9600 baud, every 15 seconds

3AVermont Lunar CubeSatVermont Technical College1U437.305 MHz, FSK, AX.25, short beacon every minute with I.D. and IMU data, flashing LEDs should be visible from the ground with binoculars or telescope
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3BTJ3SatThomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
1U437.32 MHz, CW beep every 13.5 seconds, CW morse code identifier every 10 minutes
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Kentucky Space LLC
1U437.405 Mhz, AX.25, 9600 baud, GFSK, every 15 seconds, beaconing 37 minutes after deployment and after the solar cells hit the sun
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5BNPS-SCATNaval Postgraduate School
1U437.525 MHz, 1W AFSK AX.25 1200 bps, 5 minute period default
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5CCAPE-2Cajun Advanced Picosatellite Experiment

VHF Frequency: 145.825, VHF Modulation: FM/CW

FM Beacons and CW Beacons will vary in frequency of transmissions from Satellite, and are changeable by ground command, refer to for most updated information.

UHF Frequency: 437.325, UHF Modulation: FSK

Radio is only in operation by ground command for a period of time determined by CAPE-2 Ground Operations Team and will vary in frequency of transmissions from Satellite, and are changeable by ground command, refer to for most updated information.

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6ADragonSat-1U.S. Naval Academy / Drexel University1U145.870 MHz, AX.25 9600 baud, every 30 seconds
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6BPhoneSat-v2.4NASA Ames Research Center
1U437.425 MHz, AFSK, 30 second period whilst operational, 150 second beacon in charging modeMore Info
COSMIAC at the University of New Mexico
1U437.425MHz, 1W AFSK, AX.25 9600 baud, 50 second period
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7ACOPPERSaint Louis University
1U437.290 MHz, AX.25 9600 baud, Every 10 seconds
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7BSwampSatSpace Systems Group, University of Florida
1U437.385 MHz, 1W, AX.25 9600 baud, 60 second interval
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7CChargerSat-1University of Alabama in Huntsville, Space Hardware Club
1U437.405 Mhz, G3RUH, 9600buad, AX.25 packets, 10 second period
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For those of you supporting us on launch day, don't forget to join the IRC channel. Information about the channel can be found at


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